Hard to shift into reverse. 2012 WRX Imprezs
+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 22

This is a discussion on Hard to shift into reverse. 2012 WRX Imprezs within the Transmission & AWD forums, part of the Tech & Modifying & General Repairs category; My WRX has less thsn 3000 miles on it and most of the time when I come to a complete ...

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    8

    Hard to shift into reverse. 2012 WRX Imprezs

    My WRX has less thsn 3000 miles on it and most of the time when I come to a complete stop then try to go into reverse (5 speed manual) it won't go in, I have to put it in a forward gear and move the car forward a bit and then it will go into reverse. I've taken it into the dealer twice and called Subaru costomer service, so far the service advisore at the dealershipis telling me that this is normal and is a trate for this car. Is anyone else having this problem? Or this is just normal.

    Thanks

  2. Remove Advertisements
    ClubWRX.net
    Advertisements
     

  3. #2
    Registered User blusubi02's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2011
    Location
    Appleton wi
    Posts
    179
    It is normal everyone has said this over and over so your all good:-)
    2013 WRX Premium SWP HB Stage 2
    1976 Corvette Stingray black
    2008 WRX Basic CBS HB TRADED IN
    2002 WRX Basic WRB SOLD

  4. #3
    Sammich Makin' Pwincess wrxtreme06's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Location
    orlando flawduh
    Posts
    12,727
    I Support ClubWRX
    There is no syncro in reverse. It's totally normal

    desiree
    your friendly, neighborhood subaru girl
    abbigale : 06 impreza wrx tr: cobb stage II
    hawkeye alliance #11:11//
    wingl3ss @ll!ance #17 // lvl 80 N.E.R.D.

  5. #4
    Moderator rage-wrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Yonkers/NYC
    Posts
    10,801
    I Support ClubWRX
    Its not normal. It is normal for a WRX. But all of us live with it. Its called the shift dance.
    T0ny
    2011 WRX
    2012 FXT

    The Big 2011/2012 Mod Thread


    Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.

  6. #5
    Registered User MOTION's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Mandeville, La.
    Posts
    278
    Normal...for a WRX.

  7. #6
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    8

    no offence

    Quote Originally Posted by wrxtreme06 View Post
    There is no syncro in reverse. It's totally normal
    I'm 52 years old, my first car was a 4 speed GTO, I have also owned a 350Z 6 speed and I know there's no syncro, but have never come across a car where it was hard to shift into reverse

  8. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    8
    Thanks, I can't believe this is normal but I guess I'll just have to live with it. Thanks again for the reply.

  9. #8
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Jan 2013
    Posts
    8
    Thanks for the reply, it's going to be difficult to live with. (Irritating)

  10. #9
    \_(ツ)_/ Rambo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    Portland, OR
    Posts
    5,027
    I Support ClubWRX

    Hard to shift into reverse. 2012 WRX Imprezs

    Well, urethane shifter bushings (front and rear) plus a short throw shifter will help tighten up shifting feel and eliminate the sloppy stock feel.

    These will help some with the shift into reverse problem, but yeah, get used to the Subaru shifter dance.
    Isaac -- 2003 WRX sedan Stg II - Gave its life for mine 6/2013.
    2007 Outback 3.0R wagon
    Proud owner of a N.E.R.D, Member 1.3810-23

    The pursuit of knowledge is hopeless and eternal... Hooray!!! - Professor Farnsworth

  11. #10
    Registered User UEDan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2011
    Location
    Santa Ana, CA
    Posts
    1,131
    I actually don't get this problem TOO much. I park ass in, so when I do need reverse everything is nice and warmed up. Try that?
    Quote Originally Posted by Unabomber's Manifesto
    Why is it hard to go into reverse? Reverse is a straight cut gear with no synchros. This means reverse can be tricky from time to time. Problems can be grinding or inability to go into reverse. Since reverse is usually engaged as soon as the vehicle has started, the lack of fluid temperature and flow plays as role as well. Most reverse problems can be overcome by selecting a forward gear first, rolling forward slightly, double clutching, or some other technique. What works for one car may not work for another, so experiment with the technique that works best for your car. "Problems" with reverse engagement are actually common with many transmissions from many manufacturers.

  12. #11
    Pro Manscaper Mikie13's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Palmyra, NJ
    Posts
    21,004
    Should have got an STI. No problems with the lockout collar and going into reverse
    The Hawk-Eye Alliance #90|The Blobeye Syndicate #0|The Stink-Eye Mob #0|N.E.R.D. Founding Member & #3
    2012 Lightning Red WRX Sedan
    Stock...for now Soon to be OpenSource tuned by: Mattypants @ WTF Tuning

  13. #12
    Registered User jsBLwrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    MD
    Posts
    661

    Re: Hard to shift into reverse. 2012 WRX Imprezs

    Quote Originally Posted by Mikie13 View Post
    Should have got an STI. No problems with the lockout collar and going into reverse
    Dang....rub some salt into the wound

    OP... Shift into the 1st gear first then the reverse.... This is not 100 % but works most of the time

  14. #13
    Registered User twister8008's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2011
    Location
    ND
    Posts
    557

    Hard to shift into reverse. 2012 WRX Imprezs

    Quote Originally Posted by rage-wrx View Post
    Its not normal. It is normal for a WRX. But all of us live with it. Its called the shift dance.
    Shift dance... LOL!
    Yellow lights mean go faster!!!

  15. #14
    Registered User RichD514's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Location
    Medford, New York, United States
    Posts
    924

    Re: Hard to shift into reverse. 2012 WRX Imprezs

    I live on a fairly busy street and have this problem ONLY when backing into my driveway when there is a bunch of cars coming. No cars for miles, it goes right in

  16. #15
    Registered User jsBLwrx's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2012
    Location
    MD
    Posts
    661

    Re: Hard to shift into reverse. 2012 WRX Imprezs

    Quote Originally Posted by RichD514 View Post
    I live on a fairly busy street and have this problem ONLY when backing into my driveway when there is a bunch of cars coming. No cars for miles, it goes right in
    Lol.... Murphy'ism is all over u

+ Reply to Thread
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Quick Reply Quick Reply

Register Now

Please enter the name by which you would like to log-in and be known on this site.
If you do not want to register, fill this field only and the name will be used as user name for your post.

Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Please enter a valid email address for yourself. We strongly suggest that you stay away from using aol, yahoo, msn, and hotmail accounts. Sometimes the mail server blocks the emails from our server. As a result you will not receive any notifications including the confirmation email.

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Posting Permissions

  • You may post new threads
  • You may post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •